From the Ministers

Keys to an Effective Congregation

From your Interim Minister This from Robert Fulghum – “On occasion, in years past, I planted daffodil bulbs on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), as a reminder to myself that hope for better times is not enough – that one must be an active participant in the quality of the future, the planting must be … Continued

Sitting Together on Humanity’s Mourning Bench

From your Interim Minister Nicholas Wolterstorff in Lament for a Son (his own) writes –  “I shall look at the world through tears.  Perhaps I shall see things that dry-eyed I could not see …. I shall try to keep the wound from healing, in recognition of our living still in the old order of things.  I shall try to keep … Continued

A Different Place to Be

From your Interim Minister We live in an age of deep cynicism and alienation.  There’s very little that binds us together.  We tend to wander off with whatever group we identify with and curse the rest.  This is partly due to social media and the like, but whatever it is, here we are.  Very little unites us. Given the … Continued

I Am Because We Are

Rev. David writes: I read that “coronavirus makes clear what has been true all along. Your health is as safe as that of the worst-insured, worst-cared-for person in your society. It will be decided by the height of the floor, not the ceiling.” There is a pattern in American life which says that if *you* … Continued

Acting Out Hope

Rev. David writes: Hope, says Rebecca Solnit, “is the belief that what we do matters, even though how and when it may matter, who and what it may impact, are not things we can know beforehand. We may not, in fact, know of them afterward either, but they matter all the same.” Staying home is … Continued

Free and Responsible

Rev. David writes, It’s a basic principle: we are a people who believe in “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Our tradition explicitly names as a source “the guidance of reason and the results of science.” Not “truthiness.” Not “post-truth.” The one statue in our building is Joseph Priestly, over the door, … Continued